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Five Simple Exercises for Teaching Persuasion
(The Second Draft, 2001)
Professor Soonpaa explains five exercises that aid students in better grasping the art of writing persuasively.
What Texas Estate Planners Need to Know about Transferring a Wind Interest
(Estate Planning Developments for Texas Professionals, 2009-10)
Wind energy is becoming an important component of our nation’s trend towards green energy. Attorneys must carefully determine how wind rights will be treated when preparing wills for clients. This article discusses how ...
Continued Vitality of IRAC
(The Second Draft, 1995)
Professor Soonpaa acknowledges that IRAC is useful, even effective, for taking law school exams, but emphasizes that experienced legal writers should use IRAC more as a guideline rather than a hard-lined rule as 1L’s do.
Commentary: Clients' Pets Deserve Care When Owners Die
(Texas Lawyer, 2010-03-01)
This brief commentary posits that estate planning lawyers may be ethically obligated to inquire about their clients’ pets so they can make certain those pets are properly cared for when clients are unable to do so due to ...
Variety - The Spice of Life
(The Second Draft, 1997)
Professor Soonpaa recommends that law professors add variety to their teaching so they can reach students who learn material in different ways.
2009 Texas Legislative Update: Intestacy, Wills, Trusts, and Related Matters
(Estate Planning Developments for Texas Professionals, 2009-07)
A review of laws enacted during the 2009 Texas legislative session. Topics addressed include wills, trusts, estate administration, intestacy, the estates code, and other estate planning matters.
Why Tax Experience is Necessary for Tax Court Appointment
Professor Camp argues that tax courts needs judges who are knowledgeable in the field of tax because tax law is different from other areas of the law.
Strategies for Reaching the Welfare-to-Work Population
(The Community Tax Law Report, 2002)
The Welfare-to-Work Partnership is a government-assisted program which works to train and employ welfare recipients. This article provides strategies for reaching the welfare-to work candidates including first locating ...
Multidisciplinary Approach to an Ethic of Biodefense and Bioterrorism
(The Journal of Law, Medicine and EthicsJournal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 2005)
Professor Sutton examines ethical systems in light of bioterrorism and biodefense. Then, she proceeds to construct a framework based on an interdisciplinary approach that addresses bioterrorism and biodefense.
CDP Should Be Repealed
In a point/counterpoint editorial, Professor Camp argues for the CDP to be repealed.